Skip to comments.Obama promises all-out relief effort in Haiti (Fast acting)
Posted on 01/13/2010 4:02:07 PM PST by GauchoUSA
U.S. officials are laying out a massive military response to the Haiti earthquake, saying that ships, helicopters, transport planes and a 2,000-member Marine unit are either on the way or likely to begin moving soon.
Gen. Douglas Fraser, head of U.S. Southern Command, said Wednesday that one of the U.S. Navy's large amphibious ships will likely head to Haiti with a Marine expeditionary unit aboard. Fraser said other U.S. military forces are on alert, including a brigade, which includes about 3,500 troops.
Fraser said during a news conference with other U.S. officials that the Pentagon is "seriously looking at" sending thousands of Marines to assist with disaster relief efforts and security in Haiti.
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"Obama adjusted his Wednesday schedule, canceling a jobs event in Maryland to better monitor the situation in Haiti."
I don't know about you, but maybe a job summit would come in handy, specially if we're sending even more money overseas.
Obama’s Katrina. No resource will be spared. Good for his global poll ratings.
Any other president would help out too, but the difference with Obama is he’s seeing it as a way to boost his sorry ratings.
The TOTUS must have gotten a firmware upgrade or something.
He obviously can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Can’t the guy multi-task?
All of Haiti’s population will be brought to the United States. Haiti’s disaster is ultimately our disaster.
It amazes me how he left out the “shout outs”
Or maybe its just because Haiti has a predominantly black population?Either way,I`m convinced that he doesn`t like white people,look at his association with the so called Reverend Wright,his staunch defense of “social justice” and affimative action, and his comments about his own grand mother.
I, I, I, me, me, me, my, my, my, mine.
It’s the USA sending our aid money and support, Narcissist-in-Chief, not YOU, YOU, YOU!
How long before we hear of huge numbers of visas granted for humanitarian reasons?
10..... 9..... 8..... 7..........
That is pure BS. He could monitor it no matter where he was. The WH travels with him and being in MD puts him a few minutes away regardless.
See S Florida. Medicare, welfare and endless other benefits for Haitians.
Good. Those people need help fast.
100,000 new Floridians by year’s end.
Yea,, Its good for us struggling tax payers to be forced AT GUN POINT to send money to whomever Obama wants....?????
Puns and differences aside, Haitians need help badly. The best thing the US military can do is disperse help themselves, to not let the Haitian government get involved whatsoever. Those corrupt officials would fit in a Democratic ticket like a glove.
He should act fast regardless of the motivation. The human suffering there must be incomprehensible.
Potentially 1mil homeless, 100k dead.
No fresh water. No food. No medicine. No shelter.
An ENORMOUS disaster.
This is sooooo....."ME!".
(And, this is soooooo contrived.)
One could say that Marxist Obama is... CAPITALIZING on the disaster, n'est ce pas?
mmm mmm mmm - tribe in trouble - me act fast.
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